First violent thunderstorms in Lombardy on Thursday evening: important damage and inconvenience were reported in various municipalities in the Bergamo area, almost on the border with our province. As per the weather forecast, it could just be the beginning of a complicated day: a new storm front is in fact coming to Northern Italy. Lombardy could be affected by strong storms, in the alpine and pre-alpine belts but also in the plains, with the risk of winds over 100 km / h and large hail (also in some areas of Bresciano, especially in the west).
Roof thrown 50 meters away
Meanwhile, a first storm hit the province of Bergamo. The wind blew very strongly, unleashing a whirlwind: sensational what happened in Cassinone, a hamlet of Seriate, where a house was uncovered and the roof was thrown more than 50 meters away. “A whirlwind has uncovered the roof of a house – wrote the mayor Cristian Vezzoli in the evening – No injuries and prompt intervention by the Fire Brigade and Civil Protection. Difficult traffic”.
The weather forecast for Friday
Other damages also in the neighboring municipalities: uncovered roofs, fallen trees, flooding in Calcinate, Cavernago, Grassobbio, Palosco and Zanica. On Friday the thunderstorms will appear between 5pm and 6pm. Part of the province of Brescia, including Lake Iseo, has been included in the level 2 risk area. In the level 3 area, which affects Bergamo, Milan and the Pavese up to Piedmont, the experts of ZenaStormChaser report “probable supercells with large hail (5-6 cm) and downburst with winds above 110 km / h”. Pay close attention.